Apart from studies, Kids need to invest their precious time in gaining general knowledge as well as focus on improving it. Though there are no standard rules to follow but few tips might prove fruitful. These are discussed below:
Sit with general knowledge books with the kids:
This is a great way to bond with the child as well as learn new things about the world and the things around us. It is advised to sit with the kids, explain them certain things from the book by enacting or making it sound more beautiful. This way they shall develop the flare and would get into the habit of reading these.
Watch informative channels:
Channels like Discovery kids, Animal Planet, History and many others are a reservoir of knowledge. They help not only the kids to explore the world with the help of a remote by just sitting at the comfort of their home but also interests the adults to watch. Rather than watching cartoons and songs all the time, divide the time and implement such routine to help your child learn better.
Watch sports with the kids:
These days there is a dedicated channel for every category. Sports have their diversions too. In case you are watching the World cup, try to inform the child about the countries that are going to participate, show them the countries on the map. Gradually, make them learn their capitals and other important stuffs.
Play quiz with the kids:
Playing quiz can be fun. Make them learn the capitals, currencies or may be tell them about the Seven Wonders of the World and then play the quiz.
Visit historical places and museums:
Take out time to visit the historical places. Explain them the history of that time. Explore the museum which is full of memories from the past, it says a lot about the way the earlier civilization used to stay or the types of vehicles they were using etc.
Subscribe to certain child related magazines:
There are certain child friendly magazines that are printed with the intention of imparting knowledge. National geographic has its series, then there is Tell Me Why?, The Children’s Magazine etc. Internet is full of such knowledge. These can be purchased keeping in mind the age of your kids.
Watch Kaun Banega Crorepati or shows on the similar lines:
Such shows mostly interest the viewers of all age group. It can be of great help for the development of the kids.
Play educational games with the kids:
There are games like word formation that can be played with the kids. They will not only learn the correct spelling but will also gain a profound vocabulary.
Watch child friendly sites:
There are certain child friendly websites that are full of information on different topics. Few examples are Child friendly news, Robin age, common sense media, Dogo News etc.
We as parents need to devote a significant amount of time for their benefits so that they don’t fall prey to the wrong sites and utilize time in a much better way.
These ways help to utilize the time in a wise manner as “Time is Precious”!!
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